Behind The Design

Get to know the processes behind your favourite clothing pieces with our Clothing Designers, Frances and Johanna.

Frances, our in house designing with a Harris Tweed coat.

Our renowned cashmere colours lead the clothing palette for each season so once those have been decided upon, we start researching ideas for the collection.

We get inspiration from all sorts of places including Founder & Creative Director, Victoria Stapleton’s travels, visits to exhibitions and any current trends. Every season, we also make multiple trips to Portobello in search of vintage prints and meet with Liberty of London to hunt through their archive of world famous patterns. Many of our prints have been re-coloured or re-worked to make them unique to Brora.

"Each collection stems from a moodboard of ideas which gives us the themes for individual style stories. The next step is to work on matching garments, fabrics and finishes to those stories"

FRANCES

Frances taking measurements.
Frances mocking up designs for Wool and Tweed coats.

"Then comes one of our favourite parts of the process, creating sketches and working with our talented factories to create garments that our customers will love"

JOHANNA

It’s always exciting to see samples of something we have designed for the first time and to see a collection coming together. We are proud to say we work with some of the best factories in the industry, creating timeless pieces which will last for years to come. From end to end, we work collaboratively with Victoria and our suppliers to ensure our clothing is of the highest quality.

Frances with a selection of button samples.